Adopt a cat

Important - please read our guide to our new hands-free homing process

All cats that come into the Dundee Adoption Centre are assessed for their personality and sent to the Vet for a complete medical to ensure that they are healthy. During their stay with us we will arrange to have any essential veterinary work carried out, they will also receive at least the first vaccination against Feline Panleukopenia and Feline Leukaemia and against respiratory diseases caused by Feline Rhinotracheitis virus, Feline Calicivirus and Feline Chlamydia psittaci. A second vaccination will be required 3 – 4 weeks after and this will normally be provided by the cat’s new owner. All cats will be microchipped and, apart from kittens, will be neutered.and assessed for personality. Our Home visitor will evaluate your needs and try to ensure that we find you your perfect partner. After all, we hope you'll be together for a very long time! 

Occasionally 'indoor' cats are available but the majority of our cats will need access to a garden.

Please note that we are usually only able to accept or home cats in our own area and, although we do work very closely with our neighbouring branches, we would appreciate you contacting your local branch in the first instance. If you would like to view the branch areas, please go to the main Cats Protection website, where you will be able to contact your local branch by clicking on Find Us on the left side of the page.

We do not home kittens to families with young children, as kittens have needle-like teeth and claws and are liable to scratch and bite, especially when poked and prodded by little fingers! We DO however home adult cats to families with small children as adult cats will usually tolerate children quite happily.

We also do not home individual kittens to people who work full-time, as they require a lot of attention when they are tiny, and don't like to be left on their own as they feel very insecure and frightened, and this can lead to aggressive behaviour. 

If you have never owned a cat before and are concerned about taking on a cat without any experience, we will be happy to give you as much advice and support as you need. After all, our primary aim is to match cats with people, and if you need help you will find that we have lots of experience that we will gladly pass on.

If you would like to give one of our cats a new home then phone us on 01382 450035; we man the phones from 11am – 4pm every day, outwith those hours please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can (you’ll appreciate it is very busy).

Cats Protection asks adopters for a fee, currently £75, when rehoming a cat. If you feel able to make a donation on top of the fee that would, of course, be gratefully received. We know times are hard so thank you for your decision to rehome a CP cat!